This is one of those super easy recipes you can throw together quick and not really measure. The Quinoa and Lentil Mixture comes out very much like cooked ground beef. You can flavor it a multitude of ways but it also good plain with a dipping sauce of your choice.
Lentils about 1/3 of a medium strainer (rinsed)
Quinoa about 1/3 of a medium strainer (always rinse quinoa even if it’s pre-rinsed)
a pealed Whole Onion
about 3 cloves of garlic minced
one small hot pepper minced (I used Chile de Arbol)
about a teaspoon of thyme
about a teaspoon Kosher Salt
about 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Brined Grape Leaves
Add your Quinoa, Lentils, Onion, Carrot, Chile de Arbol, Garlic, Salt & Pepper to your sauce pot add water to look maybe double of what you have in pot and Bring to Boil and then turn down to simmer and cover. Let the pot simmer 20-25 minutes till the lentils are soft. Discard the Onion and Carrot.
Taste and adjust seasonings and when cool enough to handle make into small log shapes and place in the vein side up Grape Leaf.
Serve as desired.